I was checking out my Google Analytics statistics for kristen.org since I'm curious how people get to the site and what they are typing into the search engines. I was surprised to see that I actually get some traffic here from people typing in my name (kristen). Of course, my domain has kristen in it and my home page has it in the <title> tag, so the word does show up a bit. My site is actually in the top 20 in google for that keyword!
So, here's an experiment I'm doing right now. I have purposefully titled this blog article with my name only. Why? Because then the kristen keyword gets all the weight in the <title> tag. If I were to add a bunch of other words (like on the home page), that keyword would be "diluted" by the others.
I will make sure to add it in my meta tags too. And I will use it in bold a couple places in this article. Then, I will check back in a couple weeks and see if I am higher up in google. I suspect that I will be. Perhaps the top 10. That'd be cool ;)
This is a featured content block that has been configured to show blog nodes with terms SEO or Drupal SEO by the author kristen. It shows random list of 20 results in the block and 30 results on the more page.